“Vowell’s work is the work of historians — untangling fact from fiction, analyzing both, and engagingly communicating their findings.”
“It’s easy to think that when faced with evil, we will choose the side of good. But the rhetoric of evil is slippery. It creeps upon us. The only way to combat it entirely is to remain constantly vigilant.”
“Quanah remained a leader, but his leadership always wrenched in two different directions: his identity as a Comanche and the pull of assimilation.”
Max Garcia, a Holocaust survivor, details how he met my grandfather, a 21 year-old Army sergeant at the end of WWII.
My cousin and I discussed collaborating on a reading list. Here is what I came up with. FICTION The Wilful Girl by Anonymous (2000 BC) The Book of Thoth by Anonymous (5th – 1st Century BC) Things Fall Apart by Chinua Acebe Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo …
It’s comforting to remember right now that all aspects of life have their moments where there are not answers. We need to remember that sometimes, we don’t need answers, that the question is what’s really important. We need to keep questioning, even if there are no answers.
“If you have young children, prepare yourself to talk to them about the world — its darkness as well as its light.”
“I can’t wait for funds, convenience, or the opportune moment because everything I need to do my part is already at my disposal and it’s there for you, too. Anne had a notebook and a pen. I have a classroom and a love for the written word.”
This style is on the news all the time, now; but before Murrow and his peers, the news probably sounded very dry and perpetuated the isolation Americans felt from the rest of the world at this time.